Health Information Management

AHIMA says HIPAA access report requirement is a 'significant burden'

HIM-HIPAA Insider, August 2, 2011

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The proposed new right for patients to request information on who accessed their health record would be costly, time-consuming, and could potentially put healthcare workers in danger from “stalkers” armed with the names of hospital employees, according to AHIMA.

The association released public comments it submitted to the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) regarding the “HIPAA Privacy Rule Accounting of Disclosures under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act” proposed rule July 27.
 
The rule, required by HITECH and published in the Federal Register May 31, updates the HIPAA Privacy Rule accounting of disclosures provision and creates a new “access report” requirement. The new provision includes an accounting of who accessed electronic health information in a designated record set (DRS), for any reason. This includes both uses and disclosures, regardless of the purpose.
 
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